Exeter City Council

A third of the seats in Exeter were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 10 Total councillors 29 ChangeNo results


Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 8 ChangeNo results

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 1 ChangeNo results


Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 ChangeNo results
Councillors change compared with 2016

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Closed sports centre adds to Exeter financial problems

Daniel Clark

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Exeter City Council is on the verge of facing a financial crisis - and the closure of the city's Clifton Hill Sports Centre (pictured) is partially to blame.

David Hodgson, the council's chief finance officer, told the executive committee on Tuesday night that the projected year-end balance for the council's general fund is £2.6m, which was below the recommended minimum level of reserves of £3m for the council to hold.

Mr Hodgson also said income associated from the sports centre that had been budgeted for was not going to be received.

As senior council officers have said that the minimum level of reserves must be maintained, one-off in-year spending reductions will have to be found, although no details as to how the shortfall will be addressed has yet been determined.

Clifton Hill has been shut since March due to heavy snowfall during the Beast from the East, which caused a major leak in the roof. It was closed after repair bills were deemed too high.

Clifton Hill Sports Centre

More than 200 people fined in first month of litter pilot

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Litter in bushes

More than 200 people have been fined for littering in the first month of a 12-month pilot scheme to clean up the streets of Exeter.

Enforcement company 3GS issued 224 fixed penalty notices in August.

About 129 fines have now been paid. Two people ran away before fines could be issued.

Anyone found deliberately littering could face a £100 fine, which is reduced to £75 for littering or £60 for dog fouling if paid within 14 days.

Offenders that do not pay within 28 days will be taken to magistrates' court.

Councils team up to process parking tickets

Daniel Clark

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Ticket machine

Devon County Council and Exeter City Council are teaming up to deal with penalty charge notices more efficiently.

From now on, County Hall will handle appeals and debts from parking tickets issued in off-street areas, such as car parks, on behalf of the city council.

Its traffic wardens will also continue to be responsible for on-street parking.

Frontline enforcement in off-street areas will continue to be carried out by Exeter City Council staff.

The agreement runs for the next three years.

'Labour can win the next general election' - Bradshaw

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

Labour "would have hoped to have done better" in the local elections but can learn lessons from Plymouth and Exeter, a Devon MP has said.

Ben Bradshaw, Labour MP for Exeter, says he is "confident Labour can win the next election".

The party held on to its majority in Exeter and Labour took control of Plymouth City Council by gaining four seats from the Conservatives.

Labour win 'a fantastic result for Exeter' - Edwards

BBC Radio Devon

The leader of Exeter City Council, Pete Edwards, says "the good stuff will carry on" after Labour held on to their majority in last night's local elections.

The party won 10 of the 13 seats contested, losing St Loye's to the Conservatives but gaining in Pennsylvania.

Councillor Pete Edwards

It's a fantastic result for Exeter. I think the people of Exeter love what we're doing. We lost a seat and gained a seat, and the good stuff will carry on. I think the citizens of Exeter have got a great deal of trust in the Labour Party."

Councillor Pete EdwardsLeader of Exeter City Council, Labour

A 'really positive' night for Conservatives in Exeter

BBC Radio Devon

Exeter City Council's Conservative Group leader Andrew Leadbetter says he's "very pleased" with the party's results in last night's local elections.

The Conservatives have two seats, with Peter Holland gaining the St Loye's seat from Labour and Catherine Pierce holding her seat in Topsham.

Labour held on to their majority, winning 10 of the 13 seats contested.

Andrew Leadbetter, Conservative Group leader of Exeter City Council

I'm very pleased, because although we got one gain and one keep, we actually had some really good results. Look at Alphington, we came within 90, Pinhoe within 100, St Thomas we did really well, Pennsylvania we got over 1,000 votes. It's actually really positive."

Andrew LeadbetterConservative Group leader of Exeter City Council

Labour win in 'ambitious and inspirational' Exeter

BBC Radio Devon

Labour is celebrating holding on to their large majority in Exeter.

The party won 10 of the 13 seats contested.

Councillor Rachel Sutton

I think we've got successful policies that the electorate seem to like because they keep re-electing us so we just carry on delivering the services that people want and need. We are a very ambitious and inspirational city.

Rachel SuttonLabour councillor for Exwick and deputy leader of Exeter City Council

Ben Bradshaw: Labour needs to be doing 'much, much better'

Martyn Oates

BBC South West Political Editor

Former Labour Culture Secretary and Labour MP for Exeter, Ben Bradshaw, says the party still needs to be doing "much, much better".

That's despite it holding on to its large majority in Exeter and gaining four seats from the Conservatives in Plymouth in the local elections.

Mr Bradshaw said the party needs to be doing "very, very well" if it wants to have a " hope of winning a general election".

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BreakingLabour holds large majority in Exeter

BBC Radio Devon

Labour has held on to its large majority in Exeter, Devon.

The party won 10 of the 13 seats up for election, the same number as at the last election.

The Conservatives held two seats, in St Loye's and Topsham.

The Liberal Democrats, meanwhile, won the Duryard and St James ward.

According to Exeter City Council, the overall turnout for Exeter was 36%, down 3% on 2016.

Election results 2018 for Exeter